The Life And Thought Of David Craig (1937-2001): Canadian Pr Paperback – Nov 22 2008
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About the Author
Jason Zuidema is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University. He is author and editor of a number of books and articles on Catholic and Protestant thought from the Early Modern to the Contemporary Periods.
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Dr. Zuidema has written a very worthwhile book. As the title suggests, the book has two parts. The first is biographical. It tells the story of David Craig's life. Though raised in the Brethren tradition, David embraced the Reformed faith as a young man. Having received theological training at the Presbyterian College in Montreal, he was ordained as a minister (St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Sherbrooke, Quebec) in 1966. Together with his wife, Nancy, he went to serve as a missionary in Nigeria. There he taught at a Bible School and was responsible, as pastor, for fifteen congregations!
While in Africa, David and Nancy were caught in the upheaval and war caused by the secession of some Nigerian provinces seeking to form the Republic of Biafra. Life became very dangerous and so it was thought best for Nancy to return to Canada; however, David stayed behind to minister to his flock. He was arrested, abused and faced barrels of loaded guns three times, but the Lord came to his rescue every time. He was presumed dead, but the Lord wanted him to live and continue to work in his kingdom. The story includes the touching account of his unexpected appearance at home where Nancy, returning from work, found him asleep in her bed.
David and Nancy worked for awhile in Vancouver before returning to Nigeria for a short while. The desire to work as a missionary in a French-speaking context was strong, and so the decision was to pursue further studies in Switzerland. Then began a ministry in Quebec.Read more ›
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